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Old 12-06-2010, 06:41 AM   #2
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Think of each rectangle you want in your design, and then design a DIV of appropriate min-height, width, padding, background image etc. and set the CSS on that. Bigger ones enclose smaller ones, obviously.

It's useful to really understand the CSS box model so you understand how padding, margins, borders and so on are accommodated in the dimensions: it isn't (IMO) entirely intuitive if you are used to thinking in page layout terms.

Have a look at MS's stylesheet(s) to see how they did it.

When making an estimate, I usually try to charge for the design setup as one activity, and then add a per-page cost for the time to assemble each after that.
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